Russell Baker

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Birthday
14, 1925
Birthplace
Morrisonville, VA
Death Date
Jan 21, 2019 (93)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1925
Birthplace
Morrisonville, VA
Death Date
Jan 21, 2019 (93)

About

New York Times newspaper columnist and author. A Pulitzer Prize recipient, he penned works of prose and satire and published a 1982 memoir entitled Growing Up.

Before Fame

He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in the late 1940s.

Trivia

He hosted PBS's Masterpiece Theatre during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Family Life

He and his two younger sisters grew up in Morrisonville, Virginia as the children of Lucy and Benny Baker.

Associated With

He penned the libretto for Home Again, Home Again, a theatrical piece with music by Cy Coleman.